Tom has more than 35 years of experience as a musician and an audio engineer. From 1976-1982, Tom was co-owner of Wirebender Audio Systems, a recording studio, live sound system provider, and an audio equipment manufacturing facility. From 1983-1991, he worked for QSC Audio Products as a product test and design engineer, the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, and the Technical Services Manager. While living in Southern California, Tom kept his hand in audio engineering as a recording and live engineer working with a wide variety of bands including the Sum Fun Band, NRBQ, Dick Dale, the Nylons, Geoff Muldaur, etc.) and organizations/facilities (including the Pacific Jazz Festival, the KLOS Mark and Brian’s Birthday Party, San Juan Capistrano’s Coach House, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Anaheim Centennial Theater, and others.